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Home Buyers Survey in East Coker

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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Coker

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Coker

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in East Coker) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Coker

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Home Buyers Survey in East Coker

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in East Coker and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the East Coker property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the East Coker property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the East Coker property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a East Coker House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am planning to purchase, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does East Coker survey write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a East Coker Building Survey your surveyor should add detail on the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a non invasive view of any revealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to possible problems relating to things like the condition residual circuit breakers or checking the condition of a sample of switch gear. A check for the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey in East Coker. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in East Coker .

The IEE advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building warned us that access to the roofing could be an issue. Will access to the roofing be an issue?

This is frequently addressed by building surveyors. Many residential properties may be exposed to bad drainage, among a range of other roofing issues. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the decking to the roof battens. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the house in East Coker we plan to buy. Should we get a property surveyor?

Any questions about pests affecting a East Coker building may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for pest problems may include destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a house near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including industrial waste material. Nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Risks might include structurally instability. Potential health concerns for example spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in East Coker will examine structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database and South Somerset Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .